Weekly News Roundup: What You Missed (January 9, 2022)



Welcome to the TDR Explorer Weekly News Round-Up. It’s been a busy news week! During this busy time of year, you may have missed some of our articles and videos. Fear, not fellow explorers, we’ve got all of the latest news in one handy place to help you get caught up!

Let’s take a glance at the week that was!

Hong Kong Disneyland to Temporarily Close

Hong Kong Disneyland is to temporarily close for two weeks from Friday, January 7, 2022, due to newly implemented measures to limit the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Read more…

Japan’s First Swing-type Hanging Coaster Opens at Yomiuriland

As TDR Explorer continues to expand, in addition to continued coverage of Disney and Universal properties, we aim to shine a spotlight on the many, many theme parks and attractions found throughout Japan. Today we are featuring one of Tokyo’s older modern theme parks, Yomiuriland, which recently opened a Japan-first coaster. Read more…

Tokyo Disneyland Covered in Snow in 2022

Tokyo Disneyland Snow 2022 Social

Snow is a rare sight at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. However, today on January 6, 2022, snow began to fall in Tokyo! Explorer Satoshi happened to be at Tokyo Disneyland when the snow began falling. Read more…

Studio Ghibli Park Opens in 2022

Initially announced in 2017, Japan’s much-celebrated animation company, Studio Ghibli’s new theme park, will open in the Fall of 2022. The 200-hectare site of the 2005 World Expo will be transformed into “Ghibli Park,” an immersive world based on the hit films of Studio Ghibli. Read more…

Hunter x Hunter 4-D Show Coming to Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan has announced that a Hunter x Hunter 4-D show is coming to the park! The attraction is open from March 4 to August 8, 2022, as part of the annual Cool Japan event. Read more…

Boss Baby Arrives at Universal Studios Japan

Boss Baby Universal Studios Japan Social

To celebrate the Japanese release of The Boss Baby: Family Business, Universal Studios Japan has debuted a brand new meet and greet with the Boss Baby himself! Guests have the opportunity to meet with Boss Baby. Read more…

Sailor Moon Returns to Universal Studios Japan for Cool Japan 2022

Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians are returning to Universal Studios Japan! As part of the Cool Japan 2022 event, a Sailor Moon 4-D show will play from March 4 to August 28, 2022. Read more…

Podcasts & Videos

Join Explorer Chris at Universal Studios Japan as he tries their 2021 Christmas snacks and food (in 2022 lol).

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